The actions of the President of the aggressor country of Russia Vladimir Putin in occupied Crimea are a continuation of the repression of Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin. About this stated the head of Mejlis of the Crimean Tatars Refat Chubarov, speaking from the rostrum of the Verkhovna Rada on the occasion of Day of memory of victims of genocide of Crimean Tatar people, reports the correspondent of LIGA.net.
“In his maniacal quest to cleanse Crimea of its indigenous inhabitants and settle in the Peninsula by the Russians Putin shows himself to be a true follower of Stalin who ordered the Crimean Tatar people was subjected to total deportation from their historical homeland on 18 may 1944”, – said Chubarov.
According to Chubarov, the Tatars abduction, searches and ban the activities of Mejlis on the Peninsula is done deliberately, because it is a policy of ethnocide of the Crimean Tatar people from the aggressor.
18 may Ukraine celebrates the Day of memory of victims of deportation of the Crimean Tatar people. Across the country will host events dedicated to this tragedy in the history of the Crimean Tatars, and this event alarmed the Russian occupation of the Peninsula.
Russia has occupied the Autonomous Republic of Crimea in 2014 year. The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine officially declared on 20 February 2014 beginning of the temporary occupation of Crimea and Sevastopol by Russia. Key international organizations, including the UN General Assembly has condemned Russia’s actions and called the annexation and occupation of Crimea illegal. Against Russia were imposed economic sanctions. For the implementation by Moscow of the so-called elections with the participation of the Crimea in 2016-m to year the Parliament of Ukraine recognized the Russian state Duma is illegitimate.